unstabilized surfaces, such as beaches, deep sand, snow,
ice, or mud. The 6K (RT) is used primarily for loading
Before pushing the forklift, install the
and unloading flatbed trailers, landing craft, and other
safety pin to prevent the forklift from
types of cargo vessels.
articulating and damaging the tow bar.
A hydraulic-operated forklift mechanism, mounted
NOTE: Do not tow the forklift faster than 35 mph.
on the extreme front of the 6K (RT) forklift, provides
for lifting, reaching, tilting, and sliding loads during
ROUGH-TERRAIN (RT) FORKLIFTS
A unique design feature of the rough-terrain forklift
The 6K rough-terrain (RT) forklifts (fig. 8-7) are
all-wheel drive, all-wheel steer materials-handling
is an oscillating hydraulic cylinder that allows the
rotation of the forklift frame about its longitudinal axis
equipment capable of lifting 6,000-pound loads to a
height of 200 inches.
when being operated over rough terrain. The operator
controls the rotation by manipulating the control that
The 6K (RT) forklift is designed to handle loads
activates the oscillating hydraulic cylinder. The 6K
over rough terrain consisting of unprepared or
(RT) forklift is also equipped with a power shift
Figure 8-7.6K rough-terrain (RT) forklifts.